Colorado Democrats are Trying to Sneak a New Gun Grab
It appears that legislators in the Colorado General Assembly are attempting to sneak in a gun grab under the public’s nose. According to Cam Edwards of Bearing Arms, the “Mass Shooting Prevention Act” would prohibit the sale and production of firearms that millions of lawful Americans hold — rifles, semi-automatic pistols, and shotguns.
With the Colorado legislative session well underway, elected officials are working in the shadows to put this legislation forward. Curiously, Governor Jared Polis – the state’s premier Democrat — has not publicly commented on the legislation. Democratic State Representative Andrew Boesenecker is confident that his bill will gather more support in time. According to the Associated Press, Boesenecker’s bill would ban the importation, production, sale, and transfer of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines “that also have one or more of a list of seven characteristics that include a pistol grip, flash suppressor, folding stock or threaded barrel.” In addition, the ban would also apply to several semi-automatic shotguns and handguns but military personnel and police officers would be allowed to enjoy some exemptions.
Prior to the 21st century, Colorado was a solid pro-gun state. However, it has drifted in a radically anti-gun direction over the past 15 years as evidenced by its passage of legislation such as universal background checks and red flag gun confiscation orders. For its anti-gun descent, Colorado is now ranked in 40th place for Guns & Ammo magazine’s best states for gun owners rankings.
Given Democratic domination of state politics, it’s going to take gun owners in the state to rely on the courts and start nullifying state level gun control laws for any semblance of the Second Amendment to survive in the Rocky Mountain State.